Cycle Coaching Oxfordshire
RideRevolution providing cycle coaching Oxfordshire wide. Our coaching team proudly serve Oxford, Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington, Chipping Norton, Witney, Thame, Abingdon-on-Thames, Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames and all the surrounding small towns.
RideRevolution is a cycling coaching and sporting lifestyle business. We focus on training plans for cycling, running and triathlon aimed at athletes across the UK and beyond. We have setup 3 specific packages for cyclists, with additional options for runners and triathletes. Our clients range from the ultra competitive to those with more of a health and fitness approach. Additionally we have clients that we coach that who are training for specific goals like sportives or a big ticket event such as LEJOG.
Our training packages have been speficially designed to appeal to different types of athlete, each includes everything we feel our coached riders would benefit from the most at their respective levels. It has and remains to be important to us that without each package we provide flexibility, effective communication and overall value for money. We believe we genuinely offer extremely competitive coaching.
The coaching team at RideRevolution are made up of athletes with a huge range of experience not only at coaching other riders, but in competing in an extensive array of styles and events. To ensure our clients get the very best experience possible, we also offer access to our Rider Liaison who can answer more general questions you might have about events, travel, British cycling, the various rules and regs and all things cycling.
In addition to all the above, we also regularly partner with a range of business we believe provide products and services that compliment RideRevolution. This partnering often allows us to offer discounts to our clients.
Our 4 steps to Coach cycling
Stage 1 – Evaluation
All our packed kick off with an initial consultation with your new coach. The aim is for coach to get an understanding of your personal aims and goals, along with an outline of your previous training and experience. We will also discuss details such as the time you have available and train and explain how your training plan will work on a day to day basis.
Contact time with your coach is very important, we value all our client and do not set strict limits for contact, our aim is to provide a professional service with a personal touch.
Stage 2 – Planning
Following on from stage one, you coach will start by gathering some information about your current fitness levels, we use well known testing that will give us a clear picture of where you are. Once your coach has your test results, he can setup your training zones and future goals. Any weakness can also be address and a plan to improve put into place. Taking into account all this information your first training sessions will be prepared.
Stage 3 – Development
All your training sessions will be laid out on Training Peaks. For riders that haven’t used this software before, it’s a well rounded and featured training app that allows coaches to setup athletes sessions. You will be able to see the view the sessions and interact with your coach on this platform, it’s easy to access on computer, tablet of your mobile phone.
Your coach will be able to track your progress using a range of metrics available with this software.
Stage 4 – Analysis
Once you have begun your training sessions, your data will be collected onto Training Peaks where your coach can review it with you and ultimately measure progress towards your targets. We will also watch out for any issues with your sessions, so these can then be adjusted to suit.
Let’s be clear I’m not a cyclist. I’m 56 and only started cycling when lockdown started. I was doing OK but since getting coaching I have gone to the next level. My max power has doubled. My FTP is up 65%. My heart rate and recovery is a massive improvement (I use a Whoop Band and even they are impressed). It’s all down to Tom and his well thought out structured sessions. They aren’t all easy. They aren’t all hard. They are though almost all spot on. Thoughtful and well designed. Plus he actually gives you feedback and asks you what’s working. Other coaches don’t do that – and without feedback you’re just a number. My advice? Do it. Get a coach. Coaching will do your stats more good than a new £10k bike.
Tom has been coaching me since the 2019/2020 Cyclocross season and it was clear there were improvements being made straight away. I achieved my second cat licence last year, so this year was going to be a big jump in racing. But with little to no racing available we’ve all had to adapt our goals for riding, which Tom has helped me with by giving a clear and concise training plan. The flexibility on this has also been helpful with my work commitments having changed many times throughout the year. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone needing that extra bit of coaching.
I joined RideRevolution last year whilst competing against riders like Jake in National level races. During 2020 it would be easy to think that a coach wouldn’t be required but if anything, I’ve found sticking to a training plan to be more motivational and has kept me focused. Instead of racing we worked on a series of personal best targets which with Jake’s guidance we’ve been able to reach.
The numbers don’t lie, in 2019 I had an FTP of 375. And in 2020 I’m up to an FTP of 407. That’s an almost 10% increase! I also held a 430 watt average during a TT which I wouldn’t have been able to do before joining RideRevolution.
I was at the stage that I didn’t want to train anymore because I didn’t see the point. I came to RideRevolution to put some more structure in what I was doing. And when Jake gave me clear guidance and put into place what I should be doing it all started clicking. It made me want to go out and ride my bike. I rode up to him during a race on Saturday with a big smile on my face to thank him for helping me see it was still a fun sport.
Jake was able to set a personalised, structured training plan around achieving goals we had set for the 2018 race season. Having my training sessions planned out for me to see each week really made sure I was making the most of the time I had available. He was also able to adapt and tailor the training at short notice depending on how I was feeling or if my plans had changed for that week.
Jake personalises his training programmes to fit in around my varied riding and racing goals. He is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain things and answer questions I have however stupid they are. His extensive experience of racing has been great in helping prepare for races and he shows a genuine interest in how well my races have gone. I had only intended working with a coach for one season, but sort of enjoyed the challenge and have now been working with Jake for about 3 years, and still see an improvement in performance year on year.
Veteran Road Racer
After years out the sport, I rediscovered racing after turning 40. I trained hard and got up into the 3rd cats, but just keeping up wasn’t enough for me. A friend recommended RideRevolution, so I took the plunge. With a well laid out training plan, regular communication and support, my fitness and confidence have grown. I am now a competative 2nd cat! The coaching is very flexible and training fits in around family and work commitments. Highly recommended.
RideRevoluton at a Glance
RideRevolution are a small but expanding team of highly skilled cyling coaches and associated support staff dedicated to providing professional high quality Cycle coaching UK wide. We have an ever increasing client list. See Our Team page for further details.
We have a mix of riders from all sort of background and abilities from Elite races to Sportive riders, ladies, men, old and young. To keep up to date with what we are up to, why not follow us on social media?
RideRevolution are based in Newport Pagnell. We provide Cycle Coaching UK wide to a range of clients in a range of different locations. The core of our coached riders are from Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire but we are able to provide coaching for riders anywhere in the UK or even internationally.